Woman saves scorched koala from Australian bushfire
- Published: 19 November 2019
- A woman rescued a badly burnt and wailing koala from an Australian bushfire on Tuesday (November 19).
The marsupial was spotted crossing a road amongst the flames near Long Flat in New South Wales (NSW).
A local woman, who told Australia's Nine News her name was Toni, rushed to the koala's aid, wrapping the animal in her shirt and a blanket and pouring water over it.
She said she would transport the injured koala to the nearby Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
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